For-Profit Business in Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Tuesday March 1, 2011.

Internship in Beijing, China

Hosted by: Larkin Trade International, LLC (LTI) Beijing Office

Position Title: Summer Research Intern (one position possible for a Bates student)

About the Organization: Larkin Trade International, LLC (LTI) is a business advisory firm specializing in trade compliance and business strategy in China and other Asian countries.  LTI helps companies enter into or expand their businesses in Asia across business sectors, particularly those that are regulatory intensive, such as the high technology, strategic trade and agriculture sectors. We help our clients develop their business strategies, so they can expand their business in the most cost effective and timely manner, while also ensuring they meet all regulatory requirements and address any existing or potential market access issues. LTI also can provide assistance globally in the areas of import and export compliance, from addressing import and export licensing issues to the implementation of effective and business friendly compliance programs.

Internship Description: Within the framework of LTI’s specialization in trade, investment, regulatory compliance, and business strategy in Asia, interns will assist our staff with a combination of administrative and analytical duties:

Write articles for internal news briefs, client alerts, and quarterly newsletter
Assist with the organization of ongoing projects such as publications and seminars
Collect information for industry-specific market research
Translate or summarize articles and reports to support client services
Assist in the development of internal and external training materials
A special project may be assigned to an intern, depending on the needs of the office and the abilities of the intern to complete the project
Manage content on the LTI website

SPECIFIC FOCUS:
Interns will be assigned to projects in one or more of the divisions of LTI according to the intern’s background, interest, and needs of the office. Interns within the export compliance division may be required to assist division managers with research and writing of due diligence reports on companies in China, drafting of internal control program materials, and related export compliance research and training. Interns within the Customs, Standards and Certification Divisions may be required to assist division managers with research and writing of market reports, import and export trade assessments, and customs clearance assistance, among other things. Interns within the Investment Division may be required to assist division managers with research and summaries of potential Chinese investors, investment policies and investment projects in the U.S. and China.